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Downs, Alan

Overview
Works: 35 works in 110 publications in 5 languages and 11,368 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
Classifications: HQ76, 658
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Downs
The velvet rage : overcoming the pain of growing up gay in a straight man's world by Alan Downs( Book )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers advice on how gay men can overcome their deep-seated feelings of shame, which is often associated with their earliest childhood experiences and the ambivalent relationship they have with their own father
Corporate executions : the ugly truth about layoffs--how corporate greed is shattering lives, companies, and communities by Alan Downs( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In chilling detail Alan Downs explains how a new "culture of corporate narcissism" supports the downsizing fad and undermines responsible planning and sound management. He reveals how greed, in many forms, is behind most layoff decisions. Bonus-hungry executives, Wall Street analysts, and investors all cry out for quick profit at any cost, craving the personal rewards that come when layoff announcements drive up stock prices. It's a vicious cycle that ultimately collapses because no company can function without a sufficient number of productive, motivated employees
The half-empty heart : a supportive guide to breaking free from chronic discontent by Alan Downs( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a five-week program of exercises and insights that can help overcome dysthymia, also known as low-level depression, a condition which can block feelings of happiness and contentment
Beyond the looking glass : overcoming the seductive culture of corporate narcissism by Alan Downs( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can you cure a sickness when you don't know its cause? Many of today's corporations are exhibiting the disturbing symptoms of a hard-to-define illness. You see signs of the malady in numerous ways: irrational decision-making, massive downsizings, excessive executive pay, low morale, and a sense of isolation among employee. At some companies there's an even odder symptom: workaholic managers who seem indifferent to what they're working so hard at. What's going on here? Alan Downs, a noted author and organizational psychologist, has identified a root cause of this baffling and destructive ailment and given it a name. He calls it corporate narcissism. In Beyond the Looking Glass, he diagnoses this syndrome and explores ways to cure it. With dozens of vivid, real-life examples, Beyond the Looking Glass uncovers destructive cases of corporate narcissism and describes healthy companies that have resisted this negative force. Downs points the way to some powerful solutions for overcoming narcissism. If you are at a high level in your company, the book shows you how to create an organizational environment that doesn't tolerate extreme narcissistic behavior. If you work for or with a corporate narcissist, Beyond the Looking Glass shows you numerous self-defense techniques for survival. Ultimately, Beyond the Looking Glass poses the central question: What is the purpose of an organization? For companies like Levi Strauss, Starbuck's, Nordstrom's, and others cited in this book, the purpose goes far beyond profits. Making money is important, certainly - but equally critical are producing excellent products and services as well as providing a satisfying and rewarding place to work. In such a place, employees reward the company with their creativity, loyalty, and energy. That's profitable for all
The fearless executive : finding the courage to trust your talents and be the leader you are meant to be by Alan Downs( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven miracles of management by Alan Downs( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his inspiring work, Alan Downs presents a new model for corporate success based on our inherent "miracle potential" to return spirituality and soul to the workplace. He shows how extraordinary accomplishments can occur when managers access the full potential of their employees
Secrets of an executive coach : proven methods for helping leaders excel under pressure by Alan Downs( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Why does this keep happening to me? : the seven crises we all experience and how to overcome them by Alan Downs( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Can't Believe This Is Happening to Me ... Again! "Why does this keep happening to me'" is the question most commonly asked by those entering psychotherapy for the first time. Whether we can't stop dating the wrong guy or taking the wrong job, gaining and losing weight, or getting into debt, it is the repeating patterns in our lives that cause us the most pain and frustration. Now author and psychologist Alan Downs shows us all how we can break these cycles ... for good! After fifteen years of working with people from all walks of life -- including executives, homemakers, young adults, and the elderly -- Dr. Downs has identified seven crises that every one of us will face at some point during our lifetime. In Why Does This Keep Happening to Me', Downs uses his revolutionary Crisis Quiz to show us which of these crises is at the root of our repeating behavior. Downs includes quizzes, exercises, and real-life examples to help us resolve universal issues, including -Who will I share my life with' -Why can't I believe in myself' -How can I become my own person' -What does it all mean' With wisdom and compassion, Downs leads us from recognition to recovery, showing us how we can apply our new knowledge and triumph over destructive patterns, breaking the cycle once and for all
The velvet rage : how growing up gay in a straight man's world can lead to destructive anger, or a creative edge by Alan Downs( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Por qué no encuentro sentido a mi vida? : una guía para superar el descontento crónico by Alan Downs( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The velvet rage : [overcoming the pain of growing up gay in a straight man's world] by Alan Downs( Recording )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on contemporary psychological research, the author's own journey, and the stories of many of his patients, 'The velvet rage' addresses the myth of gay pride and outlines three stages to emotional wellbeing for gay men
Bie zai fan le : bai tuo qing yu zheng by Si Tang( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The velvet rage : what it really means to grow up gay in a straight man's world by Alan Downs( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los siete milagros del management by Alan Downs( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los siete milagros de la gerencia by Alan Downs( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Persian Gulf Crisis : use of national and international power in the post-Cold War world : a regional conference by Alan Downs( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jak przezwyciężyć życiowy kryzys : odzyskaj wiarę w siebie, odkryj miłość na nowo, spełniaj swoje marzenia, nadaj życiu sens by Alan Downs( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonota ōzei kara nukedasu tada hitotsu no hōhō by Alan Downs( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The half-empty heart : a supportive guide to breaking free from chronic discontent by Alan Downs( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frustrated. Stressed. Irritable. Discouraged. Cynical. Fed up. These are among the feelings experienced by millions of people. Whether they realize it or not, their feelings are not caused by a negative attitude, a lack of gratitude, or laziness. Rather, these feelings are among the symptoms of a condition called dysthymia, also known as chronic discontent or low-grade depression. It blocks feelings of happiness, contentment, and passion, leaving emptiness, a lack of meaning, and despair. This ... book explains how this condition takes hold and presents simple yet profound ways to overcome it once and for all. [The book] offers a path to meaningful change. The path begins here.-Dust jacket
An Assessment of the Feasibility of Optical Command Post Communication( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The combat radio used by the fighting units (battalion and smaller) of the U.S. Army is the Single-Channel Ground-To-Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS). This radio system functions effectively, except that the available bandwidth is insufficient to avoid congestion on digital channels. This can result in low throughput and long delays in ordinary tactical situations. This report describes one of a pair of studies that address one possible way to ameliorate this situation (i.e., changing the frequency at which the basic combat radio operates). This study addresses taking advantage of the higher bandwidth available in the optical portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. Three modes of operation are considered (satellite relay stations, direct beam, or terrestrial relay stations). Technological issues, terrain masking, and atmospheric constraints are all considered. Some conclusions and recommendations are also presented
 
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Alan Downs American psychologists

Downs, A.

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Corporate executions : the ugly truth about layoffs--how corporate greed is shattering lives, companies, and communitiesThe half-empty heart : a supportive guide to breaking free from chronic discontentBeyond the looking glass : overcoming the seductive culture of corporate narcissismThe fearless executive : finding the courage to trust your talents and be the leader you are meant to beSeven miracles of managementSecrets of an executive coach : proven methods for helping leaders excel under pressureWhy does this keep happening to me? : the seven crises we all experience and how to overcome themThe velvet rage : how growing up gay in a straight man's world can lead to destructive anger, or a creative edge